Code: IAP-2208 Author: Ron Shaw ISBN/EAN: 9780980647600
When was the last time your whole class was involved in an interesting, stimulating discussion?
Here, finally, is a book presenting teachers with 30 age-appropriate topics, ideal for 'thrashing out' in class.
With these topics each and every student gets their turn to hold the stage and voice their opinion.
Everyone's viewpoint is valid, all pupils made to feel worthwhile.
This book is a must-have for teachers who can see the value of peer-to-peer speaking interactions in an organised, non threatening, teacher-directed setting.
In this age of computers and mobile phones, face-to-face conversations have become rarer, though needed more than ever.
What better forum to discuss ways of dealing with bullies, asking whether lying is worse than stealing, 'chewing over' the pros and cons of sportiness versus braininess and other equally interesting and relevant issues?
If you're in any way concerned that interpersonal skills and robust oral expression are falling by the wayside, these carefully thought-out lessons are for you.
Students don't need to be professional debaters, though in most of the discussions elevated thinking skills may be called upon and opportunities to articulate thought-through ideas are provided.